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Making Counters Easy

Use these rules to clarify and streamline the Krav Maga counterattack decision making process. Often, students become confused by the myriad of counters that are available to them as a defense is being made, or worse, they become flustered by an attack and are unable to identify any reasonable counter. As a…
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Terrorists Target US Railway Systems

According to Al Qaeda’s magazine, Inspire, the terrorists plan to target America’s trains. Issue No. 17 will be released shortly with a headline reading, "Train Derail Operations," and goes on to spell out ways to create rail disasters in a transportation system that lacks the stiff security procedures of airline travel. For…
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Three Rules=More Students

Follow the golden rules for attracting and retaining students, and your school will be full in no time. If you’re in the business of teaching self-defense, there are more factors involved in securing a membership than we can cover herein. But, experience tells me there are three rules for communicating with potential…
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Handgun Front Touching: Redirection Fix

The handgun defense requires a subtle shift in tactic and movement to optimize your result. I spent last weekend with Darren Levine and the crack instructional staff from Krav Maga Worldwide at Revgear University. While there, the seminar planners honored Darren for his 35 years of service in teaching Krav Maga. That’s…
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Movement Versus Words

Want to deliver a consistent and effect lesson, ensure you remember that action trumps words. I was teaching handgun from the front when I noticed a skilled student with an impressive professional background completing the exercise by mock shooting into the ground three times just in front of his partner/attacker. I thought…
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Prison Jihad: Radicals Recruiting Inmates

“Sometimes people with the worst pasts create the best futures,” reads the slogan, emblazoned on an image of a masked fighter wielding a Kalashnikov, walking into blinding light. The poster was shared on Facebook by Rayat al-Tawheed, a London-based group of jihadist militants calling themselves the “Banner of God” in October of…
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The 10-Step Efficient Defense Drill

Effective skill-building drills, if done properly, translate into stronger Krav Maga defenses. Most students understandably have a fear of being punched. I notice this issue can be a harmful personal filter in their approach to training and self defense, so I developed the 10-step efficient defense drill as a means of develop a…
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Hotel Safety Tips

As many of you are squeezing in last minute summer trips, we thought it worthwhile to offer these safe traveling tips. Travelers often think of hotels as an extension of their homes—comfortable, private and safe. However, the reality is that hotels can be targets for crime. When you are out of your…
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I Can’t Do That…yet!

Kids Grow When Encouraged to Apply Effort to Any Problem, Reenforcing That It’s Effort That Gets Results. In the United States, it is common to hear the well-intentioned phrase, “Oh, you’re so smart,” or some variation of this statement, reinforcing in our children what Stanford University Psychologist, Carol Dweck, considers to be a…
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The LASER Process: Convert More Leads

Lead Tracking, Management, and Conversion is Critical Part of Developing Your Business. We’ve recently begun tracking our promotional efforts by getting more serious about how we measure and manage our lead stream. While this process directly applies to managing a self-defense school, the process can be adapted to almost any business paradigm.…
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Critical Life Skills

Self-Defense Capacity Is Perhaps The Most Overlooked Critical Life Skill. I don’t think we can over-estimate the importance of understanding the magnitude and impact that teaching Krav Maga can be for our students and for us. The reality is – if we forget this truth, we do a disservice to our students…
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Futuristic Weaponry

There Seems to Be No End to the Innovation Being Poured Into Weaponry. Over the next decade, advancements in modern warfare will look as if they belong in a science fiction film. Expect to see some dramatic technological changes emerging in our mission to protect our soldiers, the homeland, U.S. citizens and…
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The Beginning of the Beginning: My Krav Journey

Krav Maga has Changed the way I Approach Life for the Better I have trained in Krav Maga for two and a half years, and in that time, my life has changed drastically. Simply put; Krav saved me. Unless you knew me before I began Krav, you would not understand that statement. If…
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Joint Lock Flow Drill

People are often surprised when I introduce our basic joint lock flow drill. The surprise comes from a lack of consideration (or knowledge in the case of relatively new students) around our weapons take-away techniques. In their purest format, Krav Maga weapons take-aways are joint locks that have been repurposed. The basic joint lock…
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